Before Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Wachoswkis had some very different cast members in mind for The Matrix. The directors initially offered the roles of Neo, Morpheus and Trinity to Will Smith, Sean Connery and Janet Jackson, all of whom turned down the film. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which swallows a big, red pill with The Matrix!
Aloha, Cameron Crowe’s eighth feature, opens in theaters tomorrow. Its arrival has been met mostly with indifference from both audiences, who seem unaware of its existence, and the studio releasing it, who seems to be hiding it from that audience. In an attempt to raise Aloha’s profile, Crowe took the highly unusual step of making an appearance at the film’s Los Angeles press screening, where he defended his work and called it a “love letter” to Hawaii. Actually, that last part was not that unusual, at least for Crowe, who calls his movies “love letters” any chance he gets.
Star Wars Rebels feels the force of a largely unexplored period in Star Wars history, but did you know the Disney XD animated series owes quite a bit to Ralph McQuarrie’s original movie concept art? Or that it needs its own continuity expert on the films? These are just some of the Imperial intelligence to uncover in the eighth episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which ignites the spark of Disney’s Star Wars Rebels!
This month on the show: Sleazy journalists, upstanding prisoners (of both the foreign and domestic varieties), moralistic killers, underhanded cops, and the first television show from the Wachowskis.
ScreenCrush’s Comic Strip is a weekly roundup of the hottest superhero movie/TV news items. From Marvel to DC and points in between, if it pertains to costumed comic book heroes, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, Channing Tatum can’t find a director for Gambit, Frank Grillo wraps on Captain America: Civil War, and something strange shows up on the Suicide Squad set.
It’s hard to imagine anyone else besides Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner. Even Philip K. Dick, who wrote the novel the film is based on said, “If Harrison Ford had not played that role, Deckard would never become an actual person.” But, it almost was not Harrison Ford. Director Ridley Scott was in talks with Dustin Hoffman to star in the film (alongside Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry), before both were recast, just three months before shooting began. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which tracks down replicants with Blade Runner!
You don’t have to leave home to enjoy a great movie this summer — there’s lots of great stuff hitting retail shelves if you’d rather take in a movie in the comfort of your own home. Kingsman: The Secret Service, Chappie, Jupiter Ascending and many more are all heading to shelves next month. Read on for our guide to what’s hitting DVD and Blu-ray in June.
ScreenCrush’s WookieeLeaks is a weekly roundup of everything Star Wars! From The Force Awakens to the upcoming spinoffs and the TV shows, if it pertains to that long ago, far away galaxy, we’re covering it here, bringing you our expert analysis. This week, new spoilers from The Force Awakens emerge, Brad Bird dishes on his future in Star Wars, and you can catch your first glimpse at the Episode 8 script.
Just as many new titles are added to Netflix Instant each month, so must many titles depart the streaming service. A handful of old classics and more recent favorites are disappearing from Netflix next month, which means now may be your last time to enjoy them for a while. Read on for your guide to what’s expiring from Netflix Instant in June.
Mad Max: Fury Road takes place in a world so full of detail and imagination that it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that director George Miller has a backstory for just about everything on screen. In the finished film, everything feels like it has a history. Every corner of every frame is alive. Rather than confine this information to his imagination, Miller has put it in a comic book.